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Back to school fashion must haves

It's the last week of summer before school starts! With Labor Day around the corner too, now is the time to have some fun and shop for some new fall clothing, bags and shoes, before hitting the books. Even pre-kindergarten age kids get to go to school free this year too in NYC!

Clarks Purity Hyline Wedge
Clarks Purity Hyline Wedge photo courtesy of Clarks, used with permission
Back to School fashion must-haves: clothing, backpacks, shoes, leggings, , tights
Back to School fashion must-haves: clothing, backpacks, shoes, leggings, , tightsphoto courtesy of Just Pretend Kids, used with permission

Below are some great items for kids of all ages, from pre-K to college.

Clarks shoes has been adorning feet in comfort for more than a century! Clarks offer fine quality and incredibly comfortable shoes for women, men and kids in a whole variety of fashion forward styles. For example, Clarks Purity Hyline Wedge is a gorgeous shoe made of leather and an Ortholite comfort footbed that's padded, to deliver a stylish look that's easy on the foot. This wedge shoe is perfect for those who can't wear heels, because it's beautiful, comtemporary and will compliment any outfit.

Freecountry offers a wide range of fashionable and functional everyday outerwear, constructed from high-performance fabrics. What's great about Freecountry, is that it offers a combination of quality, valued apparel that is also attractive. With the fall weather almost here and winter following, be sure to check out these some of these jackets by Freecountry: Windbreakers, Channel & Diamond Down, Diamond Down, Simba Butterpile Fleece, Lofty Down Fleece, or Shadow Reversible.

Hanes Hosiery enables you to spice up your everyday look, thanks to its assortment of women's leggings that come in control top or non-control top, and legwear. Be sure to check out Hanes legwear in textured patterns, such as, but not limited to: Rib, Pinstripe, Animal Pattern, Plaid, and Dots.

Jocks N Tees is perfect for busy guys who don't have time for shopping or simply just don't enjoy it at all. Thanks to Jocks N Tees, there's no need for shopping for underwear, undershirts and socks, because it delivers them to you at the frequency of your choice! There are wonderful brands to choose from, such as, but not limited to: Champion, Fruit of the Loom, and Hanes.

Just Pretend Kids Backpacks are the cutest, most adorable backpacks for those little ones starting pre-K this year! School can seem scary for little pre-schoolers separating from parents for the first time. Kids need a lot of love, attention and precious little things to snuggle with, while they're away from home for the first time. Give your child their favorite stuffed animal in the form of a backpack, and you'll see your precious little ones becoming very excited and happy to carry their personal belongings. Just Pretend Kids backpacks are so endearing, sweet and the most darling plush stuffed animal backpacks. There are eight lovable characters (penguin, bear, elephant, pig, lion, monkey, giraffe and panda) to choose from, and are perfect for pre-k little ones that are going to school for the first time, for holiday travels, day or weekend trips, overnights, and camp!

Kmart Jillian Michaels Impact Collection just launched recently this month at Kmart, so this is great for all those new college students who don't want to gain the dreadful "freshman 5, 10 or 15!" Jillian Michaels, one of America's top fitness gurus, launched a performance activewear collection for women, that reflects her passion for inspiring and empowering women as well as Kmart's commitment to providing quality and affordability (Impact collection retails for $10.99 to $36.99 each) in fitness clothing. Impact by Jillian Michaels is available at Kmart, and offers apparel and accessories in core training, running, yoga and lifestyle. Jillian Michaels' new collection consists of fitted silhouettes, lightweight fabrics and pops of color and pattern, so the her new line of fitness outfits perform well and look great too.

Kmart Jaclyn Smith collection is a classic! This maxi dress by Jaclyn Smith makes a classy summer dress, that will look great at a Labor Day bbq party. Check out Jaclyn Smith's Stretch Knit Dress, which is perfect to wear for visiting parents during the holidays. This Embellished Cap Sleeve Party Dress is also a wonderful option for family gatherings during the holidays.

Kmart Sofia Vergara is another great brand for the young at heart. Check this sexy sleeveless dress, which is perfect for a Labor Day cocktail party. This cool, light and chic Sofia Moto Jacket is perfect for fall and the price is light, like the jacket.

L'eggs offer great leggings for all seasons. These footless leggings come in various colors and look great and very trendy under skirts, sweaters, tunics or shorts. For those who are very active and always on the go, try Sheer Energy, which offers support for legs so they feel wonderful all day long, and even anti-cellulite control top protection!

Lands' End relaunched their denim line, to fit everyone's body type from women, to men and kids! Jeans are on everyone's wardrobe, but not everyone has jeans that fit perfectly. Lands' End now focuses on achieving a great fit with every single inch in mind, offering low, medium and high rises in soft material and in differents washes. Lands' End's jeans offer three unique fits depending on each one's specific body type, with a tad bit stretch to get that perfect feel. The new chic, fashion forward and trendy styles also has slightly slanted back pockets and a higher waist in the back in order to trim everyone's shape with immediate effect. So come on and enjoy Lands' End new meticulously designed jeans (Fit 1, Fit 2, Fit 3) that fits every inch for every type of body, and pair it with a Lands' End top such as:

  • Drifter Drape Cardigan, which is made of 100% cotton, offers a comfortable fit perfect to pair off with Lands' End jeans, and offers longer coverage for the cool fall and cold winter weather;
  • Supima Pointelle Cardian, which is made of 100% Supima cotton, consists of a pretty v-neck, looks delicate, feminine, and is perfect for layering during the cooler fall weather and cold winter month;
  • Long Sleeve Slub Cardigan is a soft jersey made of 69% cotton and 31% rayon, that comes in high-hip length which looks beautiful with a pair of Lands' End slim style jeans;
  • Supima Lace Pocket Cardigan is gorgeous cardigan made of 100% Supima cotton and lace that comes in black or ivory. The feminine, pretty lace overlay enables this cardigan to pair well with any pair of Lands' End jeans.

Princess Vera Wang for Kohl's back to school collection has some fabulous options for the season, such as but not limited to feminine floral chiffon blouses, fall plaids, fun printed and quilted sweatshirts and vests, all under $50! Princess Vera Wang also has a great variety of bags for all your back to school fashion needs, such as but not limited to: satchels, convertible shatchels for a 2-in-1 option, cross body bags, and totes.

Wrangler Advanced Comfort denim is great for men and boys, as it's always been known for great comfort and durability. These denim styles feature a fourway flex denim that moves with you for unmatched comfort and 20% more durability. Even football greats, like Drew Brees wears Wrangler Five Star Premium Denim jeans! Give Wrangler's new Advanced Comfort Five Star Premium Denim a try, and experience a unique cotton blend designed to move with your body for an all day comfort. The innovative flex waistband gives up to two inches, which makes these jeans ultra comfy for going back to school!